2016 in Review – Newsletter

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Here is our January 2017 newsletter. View or download to your computer by clicking HERE.

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Renowned Researcher Pays Visit

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Founder Rachel Langberg with Dr. Paul Richardson

In June, The Silver Platter Foundation was thrilled to be able to talk to a crowd of nearly 100 people about our Foundation. The talk took place at Ann’s Place in Danbury, CT prior to a presentation by the brilliant, world-renowned multiple myeloma researcher, Dr. Paul Richardson. Dr. Richardson spoke to the group about the latest treatments for blood cancers.

A huge thank you goes to Ann’s Place for giving us a platform to talk about the important work we do!

The Great Facebook Giveaway Launches!

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We generated lots of excitement and some happy kids and families with our brand-new Facebook Giveaway Program. By responding to our Facebook posts, families in need could enter to win great giveaways, like camp scholarships, Chromebooks, school supplies, and food gift cards.

Laughing for a Good Cause

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Christine O’Leary (center)

On October 20th, we joined comedian Christine O’Leary and her amazingly funny Team Green Light at Two Steps Downtown Grill/Ciao! in Danbury. It was a night full of laughs and we raised over $1,400 in tips alone to support our Giveaway Program. Thanks to those who came out to support a good cause!

July and November Blood Drives a Success!

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In July and November, we held two successful blood drives.

Combined, the drives collected enough blood to save over 230 lives! A huge thank you to the many volunteers and raffle donors who made both events a resounding success! See page 4 for a list of thank-yous!

If you’d like to organize a blood drive in your area, please contact us and we will help you coordinate it.

Shop AmazonSmile and Help The Foundation

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Silver Platter has joined up with AmazonSmile to raise funds for the Foundation. The next time you shop on Amazon, log on to smile.amazon.com first and choose Silver Platter Foundation as your charity. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to our Foundation.

Day at the Met

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A beautiful day for learning about art!

On a beautiful day in June, one of our Directors (who is a trained art historian), her daughter, and four middle school boys from Ridgefield, CT traveled to New York City to spend a wonderful afternoon at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Due to a generous donation to the Foundation by the boys’ parents, the children were able to study how artists have created “portraits” throughout history—from Roman busts made from idealized templates, to scientifically-observed and emulated images during the Renaissance, to analytically interpreted Cubist portraits.

Recipients Express Their Gratitude for Giveaways

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“I cannot begin to describe to you how thrilled [we] are to receive your email regarding the contribution toward our property tax! Please thank the board for their generosity at such a difficult time for our family.” -C.R. in New Hampshire”

“Thank you for your support for our family. It’s such a good feeling that you know there’s someone who thinks about you and cares about you. Thank you again from the bottom of our family’s hearts.” -Y.L. in Massachusetts

“Thank you so much for the Chromebook. I love writing stories so this means a lot to me. I’m going into sixth grade, and I’ll have to use the computer very often for my homework. This Chromebook will help a bunch with that. Thanks to The Silver Platter Foundation, this Chromebook is so useful!” -I.F. in New York

“I just wanted to let you know that we received the gift cards today. For the first time in so long I was able to go to the grocery store and get meals for [the] week without an anxiety attack… Thank you so very much, this truly helps!” -J.N. in Pennsylvania”

Host a “Wear Jeans to Work Day” at Your Office

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Looking for an easy way to contribute to The Silver Platter Foundation? Host a “Wear Jeans to Work Day” at your office!

It’s easy! First, check with your Human Resource department to make sure your company is OK with the idea. Then, send an email about a week before the event letting employees know how they can participate and where to submit their $5 donation.

You’ll be surprised by how willing people will be to donate to a great cause and enjoy the privilege of wearing jeans on a Friday!

January 2016 Newsletter

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Here is our January 2016 newsletter. View or download to your computer by clicking HERE.

You can also join our mailing list to get newsletters and event notifications. Just enter your email in the subscribe area located on the right side of this page.